The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1281 Friday, 10 May 2002
Date: Thursday, 09 May 2002 04:19:35 +0100
Subject: Early Modern Lives
EARLY MODERN LIVES
BIOGRAPHY AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY
OF THE RENAISSANCE AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
A conference organised by the
Renaissance Research Group,
June 27th-28th 2002.
Main Speakers: Elaine Beilin, Katherine Duncan-Jones, Frances Harris,
Michael Hunter, Sarah Hutton, Lisa Jardine, Lois Potter, Alan Stewart,
'Early Modern Lives' will examine the practice and theory of
biographical writing in and about the Renaissance and Seventeenth
The main focus of this conference will be literary biography, but the
scope of the conference will extend to historical biography, scientific
and philosophical biography, and biographers of the period. Topics to be
covered will include women's lives, animal lives, the life of the mind,
life-writing and subjectivity, the auto/biographical self. There will
also be a session dedicated to the life of Shakespeare. By bringing
together those currently engaged in writing and studying biographies of
the Early Modern period, the conference aims to discuss the relationship
between life-writing and our understanding of literature and cultural
London WC1N 2AB.
Goodenough College is located in the Bloomsbury area of central London.
The nearest mainline stations are Kings Cross, Euston and St Pancras.
The nearest tube stations are Russell Square (Picadilly Line) King's
Cross/St Pancras (Circle, Hammersmith and Metropolitan lies. Buses: 17,
45, 46 from King's Cross and Chancery Lane.